Monday Whoa

Short mailing today. Some Mondays are like holding your breath and diving into the chaos. Today is such a day.  —LJ

UNIQUE NEW YORK
The hidden entrance in the Astor Place subway station and the New York City Shakespeare riots of 1849
Peg Leg Pete and the Haunting of St. Mark’s Cathedral
The New York City Transit Authority Graphical Standards Manual, 1970

DESIGN
Library of Vintage Fruit Crate Labels
Graphic designer dad illustrates offspring’s daily sandwiches
BLANKA Posters

LITERATURE HELPS ME BREATHE
The United States of Literature
Kids who die, by Langston Hughes

Image creditLangston Hughes, 1940, Carl Van Vecten
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Knowledge is Power

Links to live by. 

CALIFORNIA DREAMING
Ursula K. Leguin, A Non-Euclidean View of California As a Cold Place To Be
Joan Didion, Holy Water
The California couple that uses more water than the entire city of Los Angeles
Chinatown, the film, as Hollywood Baroque

ART BECAUSE LIFE
43 things I have learnt while working in an art museum
Why teach business to artists

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
Flat Earth truthers, omgawd
Some approaches to the question of chewing gum litter

GAMING
Play brand-new New York Subway

NATURAL WORLD
The duck penis, an existential quandary
Darwin’s kids doodled all over his Origin of Species manuscript
On the cultural lives of plants, i.e., exploring the intersection between science and mysticism in the evolution of organic chemistry, and other considerations

VIDEODROME
But why?
Stock video footage of squid
Birdyonce (listen with sound)
Rollie, a southern armadillo, playing
The haunting last birdsong of an extinct species
Reagan tells Soviet Jokes
Thanks, Obama
A secretary is not a toy

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